PIQUA – The Greenville High School cross-country teams had a good day competing in the MVL XC Championships.
“It was a great day for a run for Greenville Cross-Country athlete,” said Greenville head xc coach, Stephanie Lind.
The high school girls’ team finished third in the League, thanks to a 24-second split between the school’s top five finishers.
Clair Rammel placed 17th with a time of 22:20, Ava Glass 18th in 22:27, and Megan Lind 19th with a time of 22:28. Clair, Ava, and Megan all earned Second Team All-league honors.
Jenica Feitshans finished 21st overall with a time of 22:40 and earned Honorable Mention All-league. Avery Baumann was the Lady Wave’s fifth athlete across the line in 24th place with a time of 22:45.
Greenville’s Trey Rammel earned Second Team All-MVL league with a 17th place finish in a time of 17:25. Coleman McNulty placed 27th, while earning Honorable Mention All-MVL. Dominic Tanner (29th) was next across the line with a 29th-place finish in 17:56 and 17:57 respectively.
Owen Marker and Owen Tamplin rounded out the top five with 36th and 43rd-place finishes for the Green Wave.
“What a special day for Greenville Cross country, watching our middle school lady Wave compete so well and then Hayden Burns winning the Middle school boys race and the team placing second really set the time for the high school athletes,” Coach Lind stated. “We told our kids that this was the meet to find THEIR fast and be fierce competitors. To race in even if it was just a teammate to improve both their times.”
“We had several athletes who set out to get PRs at the conference race and did just that. The girls did better than expected, earning third. They’ve been pack running all year, and in this race the pack all went together and pushed each other. It was fun to watch them race together like that, communicating during the race to let people know they were still there and audibly encouraging each other. They really have peaked at the right time.”
“The guys also had some great runs,” added Coach Lind. “Dominic and Coleman have been working all season to break that 18-minute mark. It was great to see them accomplish this goal. Owen Marker was finally back after a few weeks off to prevent an injury and ran great. Freshman Karr Hiestand had a great race as our No. 6 runner.”